Mantra means a sound and a tool for the mind and a particular kind of energy that it is provided to a different part of the body by uttering it properly. Mantras come from the Sanskrit language which is sound sensitive. We know that different people from different region/state/country has their own way or slang of speaking a language which is seen while chanting the mantras. Due to this slang, the real effect is lost as it tends to distort many mantras. For eg: People speaking English or Hindi from Kerala may be different than people from Maharashtra, different form people from Bengal, different form people from Bihar or from people from the UK, Dubai, etc.
Q: I speak English and I am wondering if I need to know the English translations of mantras for them to be effective for me?
A: Sadhguru explains that sound is important, not the meaning. The sound and the form that is connecting becomes much more effective and right kind of ambience within this physiological, psychological framework and also in the atmosphere when pronounced the way it has to be sounded thus one needs to get real training under a guru to impart correct sound while chanting it.
There are different types of mantras which a particular kind of energy which is a very powerful mean but improper utterance of mantras can cause lots of damage than good. By chanting mantras out loud gives profound effects on our brain waves and also a good meditation tool for beginners.
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